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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Greek Festival, Darling Harbour

I swung past Greek Fest on Sunday hoping to sample some souvlaki, dolmades and perhaps a couple of loukoumades.

Apparently so did everyone else. Tumbalong Park was the most people-saturated I've ever seen. Every Greek person in Sydney must've been there.

greek festival crowds

The queues for food were far too long for me to even contemplate, but I lingered long enough to take a couple of snaps before I extricated myself from the frenzy of Greek patriotism.

greece jacket

loukoumades queue
The queue for fresh-cooked loukoumades,
a Greek fried donut coated in honey and cinnamon.

loukoumades army
An army of cooks frying loukoumades

frying loukoumades

loukoumades closeup
Loukoumades in the fryer

greek flag cape

The Greek Festival of Sydney 2006 continues with events scheduled until 30 April.

This year's Greek Fest took place at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on Sunday 26 March 2006.

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 3/29/2006 12:59:00 am


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  • At 3/29/2006 1:09 pm, Blogger florizal said…

    Ashame you didn't get some food!

    Perama did the food this year with our pals from Portobello Cafe. The crowds were amazing weren't they? We sold out of almost everything. I think the beautiful weather encouraged the number of people.

    cheers Belinda T.

     
  • At 3/29/2006 11:33 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi florizal - I didn't even realise you guys were there. I'm not surprised you sold out. The queues were crazy!

    Would've loved to have sampled some fare but I was only cruising through, on my way to dinner in fact, so perhaps just as well.

    The support from the Greek community was phenomenal. Very impressive.

     

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